My name is Arthur Mackeown, 65 years old, and a British ex-pat living in the hot and dusty Middle East. I first started writing three years ago, and have been published in several e-zines, and a couple of print magazines. My main hobby is travel,and I have spent time in India, Nepal, Turkey, Israel, Egypt and Morocco.My experiences in these places sometimes appear in my stories. I have worked at a variety of jobs, even as a sculptor selling work in local markets. I've also sold the occasional painting, but my dream is to become a full-time writer.